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Admiral Zheng He and Southeast Asia

By Leo Suryadinata
  • ISBN Code: : 9812303294
  • Publisher : Institute of Southeast Asian Studies
  • Pages : 168
  • Category : History
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Admiral Zheng He and Southeast Asia commemorates the 600th anniversary of Admiral Zheng Hes maiden voyage to Southeast Asia and beyond. The book is jointly issued by the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, Singapore and the International Zheng He Society. To reflect Asian views on the subject matter, nine articles written by Asian scholars Chung Chee Kit, Hsu Yun-Tsiao, Leo Suryadinata, Tan Ta Sen, Tan Yeok Seong, Wang Gungwu, and Johannes Widodo have been reproduced in this volume. Originally published from 1964 to 2005, the articles are grouped into three clusters. The first cluster of three articles examines the relationship of the Ming court, especially during the Zheng He expeditions, with Southeast Asia in general and the Malacca empire in particular. The next cluster looks at the socio-cultural impact of the Zheng He expeditions on some Southeast Asian countries, with special reference to the role played by Zheng He in the Islamization of Indonesia (Java) and the urban architecture of the region. The last three articles deal with the route of the Zheng He expeditions and the location of the places that were visited.

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For the almost 40 years of its existence, ANPOCS has contributed to introducing or consolidating new thematic areas in the academic agenda of debates in the Brazilian social sciences. Commensurate with this history, at the 37th Annual meeting, hosted in guas de Lindoia, So Paulo, in 2013, we organized a large International Symposium, The BRICS and their social, political and cultural challenges on the national and international levels. There were six sessions of debates, gathered under the umbrella of Development and public policies, Social inclusion and social justice, and Emerging powers and transformations in the international system, followed by a final plenary session. Around 30 anthropologists, political scientists, sociologists and researchers in international relations from Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa, met over three highly productive days. As might be expected at ANPOCS, the encounter was marked not only by the diversity of countries and disciplines, but also by the theoretical and political diversity of the participants, something already apparent in the composition of the Brazilian coordinators of the Symposium. This book is just one tangible outcome of the papers and dialogues emerging from this encounter. Like the Symposium, the volume is divided into three sections. Looking to address an international readership, it is published in Portuguese and English.

The World's Oceans: Geography, History, and Environment

By Rainer F. Buschmann,Lance Nolde
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  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Book Code : 144084352X
  • Total of Pages : 434
  • Category : Science
  • Members : 346
  • Pdf File: the-world-s-oceans.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This single-volume resource explores the five major oceans of the world, addressing current issues such as sea rise and climate change and explaining the significance of the oceans from historical, geographic, and cultural perspectives. • Introduces readers to the five major oceans of the world and provides ready-reference entries relating to geography, the environment, science, history, and culture • Entries are engaging and accessible to all readers from high school to university students to general readers • Includes sidebars of "fun facts" throughout the text that highlight interesting oceanic subtopics

European and Non-European Societies, 1450–1800

By Robert Forster
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 0429812574
  • Total of Pages : 358
  • Category : History
  • Members : 100
  • Pdf File: european-and-non-european-societies-1450-1800.pdf

Book Short Summary:

First published in 1997, this is the first of two volumes. It looks at the process of European expansion which brought into contact societies and cultures across the world which had been initially alien to one another. Conflict, and violent conflict, was one aspect of this interaction, but accommodation, mutual adaptation, and institutional and behavioural synthesis were also present though often biased in favour of European norms. The intent of this book is to avoid treating ’colonization’, ’dominance’ and exploitation’ as the only focuses of attention. In the first volume Robert Forster explores issues of formative influences, the impact of Eurocentrism on historiography and the reaction against it, and the differing approaches and perceptions of the Europeans, notably the Spanish, French and English. In this period he distinguishes three modes of interaction: that of the trading empires, generally in Africa and Asia, where the European control of the encounter was slighter; and those of the regions of settlement, as in North America, and of exploitation, typified by the Caribbean, where the European impact was profound. The second volume focuses on the Americas, and uses the topics of religion, class, gender, and race as its points of entry.

Ancient Southeast Asia

By John Norman Miksic,Goh Geok Yian
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  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • Book Code : 1317279042
  • Total of Pages : 632
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 158
  • Pdf File: ancient-southeast-asia.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Ancient Southeast Asia provides readers with a much needed synthesis of the latest discoveries and research in the archaeology of the region, presenting the evolution of complex societies in Southeast Asia from the protohistoric period, beginning around 500BC, to the arrival of British and Dutch colonists in 1600. Well-illustrated throughout, this comprehensive account explores the factors which established Southeast Asia as an area of unique cultural fusion. Miksic and Goh explore how the local population exploited the abundant resources available, developing maritime transport routes which resulted in economic and cultural wealth, including some of the most elaborate art styles and monumental complexes ever constructed. The book’s broad geographical and temporal coverage, including a chapter on the natural environment, provides readers with the context needed to understand this staggeringly diverse region. It utilizes French, Dutch, Chinese, Malay-Indonesian and Burmese sources and synthesizes interdisciplinary theoretical perspectives and data from archaeology, history and art history. Offering key opportunities for comparative research with other centres of early socio-economic complexity, Ancient Southeast Asia establishes the area’s importance in world history.

Lord Liu Chun's Secrets of Longevity

By Bernard Ho; Aleta Lee
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  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Book Code : 1450235352
  • Total of Pages : 188
  • Category : Health & Fitness
  • Members : 375
  • Pdf File: lord-liu-chun-s-secrets-of-longevity.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Six hundred years ago, Chinese Imperial Physician Lord Liu Chun dedicated his life to finding cures for common ailments and solving the mystery of longevity. Today, modern researchers continue to pursue cures for the same ailments. Currently, experimentation is being conducted on the same substances that Lord Liu identified six hundred years ago! For centuries, the Liu family has guarded the secrets Lord Liu discovered about healthy living and disease prevention through experiments he conducted in order to ascertain the most effective treatment of a wide range of diseases and health issues. Recently, Dr. Liu Hong Zhang, Lord Liu’s twenty-fourth-generation descendant, published a portion of these family secrets in three tomes—Lord Liu Chun’s Enhancement of Life, Your Lifestyle is the Cause of Disease, and Beware of Medicine. Dr. Liu wrote the books despite opposition from family members who didn’t want him to reveal the secrets. His vision was to share the family’s wealth of knowledge, and the three books disclose a tenth of Lord Liu’s research. The words of Lord Liu Chun and his twenty-fourth-generation descendant, as well as the Liu family recipes, formulae, and history that appear in Lord Liu Chun’s Secrets of Longevity are taken and translated from these three books.

A History of Science in Society

By Andrew Ede,Lesley B. Cormack
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  • Publisher : University of Toronto Press
  • Book Code : 1487535198
  • Total of Pages : 488
  • Category : Science
  • Members : 947
  • Pdf File: a-history-of-science-in-society.pdf

Book Short Summary:

In A History of Science in Society, Ede and Cormack trace the history of the changing place of science in society and explore the link between the pursuit of knowledge and the desire to make that knowledge useful. The fourth edition of this bestselling textbook brings the narrative right up to the present day by incorporating the COVID-19 pandemic. The edition also adds content on Indigenous and non-western science as well as five new "Connections" case study features, including one on the scientist and poet Omar Khayyam. The text is accompanied by 100 images and maps and a colour insert showing off key moments in the history of science. Essay questions, chapter timelines, a further readings section, and an index provide additional support for students.

Leaders

By Stanley McChrystal,Jeff Eggers,Jay Mangone
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  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Book Code : 0525534385
  • Total of Pages : 480
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Members : 298
  • Pdf File: leaders.pdf

Book Short Summary:

An instant national bestseller! Stanley McChrystal, the retired US Army general and bestselling author of Team of Teams, profiles thirteen of history’s great leaders, including Walt Disney, Coco Chanel, and Robert E. Lee, to show that leadership is not what you think it is—and never was. Stan McChrystal served for thirty-four years in the US Army, rising from a second lieutenant in the 82nd Airborne Division to a four-star general, in command of all American and coalition forces in Afghanistan. During those years he worked with countless leaders and pondered an ancient question: “What makes a leader great?” He came to realize that there is no simple answer. McChrystal profiles thirteen famous leaders from a wide range of eras and fields—from corporate CEOs to politicians and revolutionaries. He uses their stories to explore how leadership works in practice and to challenge the myths that complicate our thinking about this critical topic. With Plutarch’s Lives as his model, McChrystal looks at paired sets of leaders who followed unconventional paths to success. For instance. . . · Walt Disney and Coco Chanel built empires in very different ways. Both had public personas that sharply contrasted with how they lived in private. · Maximilien Robespierre helped shape the French Revolution in the eighteenth century; Abu Musab al-Zarqawi led the jihadist insurgency in Iraq in the twenty-first. We can draw surprising lessons from them about motivation and persuasion. · Both Boss Tweed in nineteenth-century New York and Margaret Thatcher in twentieth-century Britain followed unlikely roads to the top of powerful institutions. · Martin Luther and his future namesake Martin Luther King Jr., both local clergymen, emerged from modest backgrounds to lead world-changing movements. Finally, McChrystal explores how his former hero, General Robert E. Lee, could seemingly do everything right in his military career and yet lead the Confederate Army to a devastating defeat in the service of an immoral cause. Leaders will help you take stock of your own leadership, whether you’re part of a small team or responsible for an entire nation.

The Treasures Ships. Ming China on the seas: history of the Fleet that could conquer the world and vanished into thin air

By Stefano Cariolato
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  • Publisher : Youcanprint
  • Book Code : 882780238X
  • Total of Pages :
  • Category : History
  • Members : 115
  • Pdf File: the-treasures-ships-ming-china-on-the-seas.pdf

Book Short Summary:

In 1400 an immense Chinese fleet of hundreds of ships and tens of thousands of men sailed through the seas, reaching Indonesia, India, Persia, Arabia and Africa: sent by a proud emperor to bring to the world the glory and the power of the Ming, was commanded by the most famous of the Chinese admirals, an eunuch named Zheng He. The ships carried valuable books, precious fabrics, delicate and beautiful ceramics, in addition to gold and silver destined for the princes of the visited countries, and were taking back in China exotic merchandise to show at court with the ambassadors of the Asian world who prostrated themselves in submission: for this reason they were called Treasures Ships. The history and descriptions of the peoples met are presented based on the news collected by previous and following travellers, as well as by the chroniclers who followed the fleet leaving a testimony of the voyages that had been accomplished. Despite the fact that the surviving information is very limited, this book narrates the missions of the Fleet of the Treasures between 1405 and 1433, attempting to reconstruct the routes likely to have been followed on the basis of the sea and wind conditions, phased by the monsoon cycle and detected today with precision by the satellites. After a thirty-year long endeavour the Chinese retired from the sea, cancelled the travels reports, destroyed the ships renouncing to sail and remained helpless in face of the penetration of European Navies before and of the Japanese aggression afterward. Today, China is currently rebuilding a large fleet that is already carrying its weight in home and neighbouring waters and its flag in the oceans, retracing the endeavour accomplished 600 years ago.

When on Earth?

By DK
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  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Book Code : 1465494987
  • Total of Pages : 160
  • Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Members : 234
  • Pdf File: when-on-earth.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This one-of-a-kind history book for children shows where, when, why and how history happened through stunning 3D graphics and maps, perfect for visual learners. Learn history in a new and captivating way! This atlas for children gives a completely unique view to history. Children can visualize the history of the world with a brand-new geographical perspective not easily learned in school. Sail the seas with the first Vikings and live among the first farmers, learning about how they worked and evolved from the earliest recorded times on Earth to present day. Beautiful illustrations, 3D graphics, clear annotations, and fun facts bring history to life and display in glorious detail how it fits into the world at large. Each of these specially commissioned 3D maps charts a key global event. Follow the migration of the earliest humans, the spread of the Black Death, or lose yourself in the European, African, and Pacific theaters of World War II. Whether your child is a visual learner or history buff, this educational book is perfect for any student of history, serving as an epic quest through our shared past and a birds-eye view of the history of life on Earth. Travel Through Time - Discover Our Shared History! This incredible fact book is filled to the brim with fun facts about the world greatly complimented by more than 60 highly detailed maps exploring how our world has changed throughout time. It's easy to spend hours poring over every detail, with beautiful illustrations and informative content making history fun and easy (well, easier) to understand in the context of different events, different places and different dates. It dives into the history of continents across the globe in impressive detail and can be read for short or longer bursts. While it follows a logical order of civilization, you can easily skip around with no loss of interest or comprehension. Dive into this kid's atlas to learn about the medieval and modern world, the 20th and 21st centuries including: -The Vikings, China's golden age and Castles -The age of exploration, the French Revolution and Slavery -World War I and II, Moon landings, and the Internet It is the perfect kid's educational book for school projects or simply getting to know why the world is the way it is and how it got to be that way. When on Earth? forms part of the Where on Earth? series including Where on Earth? Atlas - The World As You've Never Seen It Before and Where on Earth? - The Ultimate Atlas of What's Where in the World.

China Condensed

By Dr Ong Siew Chey
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Marshall Cavendish International Asia Pte Ltd
  • Book Code : 9814312991
  • Total of Pages : 177
  • Category : History
  • Members : 722
  • Pdf File: china-condensed.pdf

Book Short Summary:

About five thousand years ago, the fertile flatlands of the middle Yellow River slowly emerged and grew to what we know today as China. Throughout the millennia, this civilisation has slowly evolved to be one of the world’s biggest economy to reckon with today. This book is a quick introduction to China, with the major part being devoted to its long history. The reader is taken on an insightful journey through the dynasties and learns first hand the major evolutionary changes in almost every aspect of China’s development, particularly in arts and culture.This compact and accessible book successfully condenses five millennia of Chinese history and civilisation. More than a dry recitation of dates, names and events, the book coves a wide range of interesting topics such as the mythical beginnings of China, Chinese stories and legends, traditional Chinese medicine and more current facts and observations

How to Read Shakespeare Like a Royal (Vol 2)

By Charles N. Pope
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  • Publisher : DomainOfMan.com
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 349
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 854
  • Pdf File: how-to-read-shakespeare-like-a-royal.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The Shakespearean plays contain a stunning breadth and depth of knowledge about English history, European royal history, classical and contemporary literature, and about the complex relationships between the various royal courts of the day. Authorship by the Elizabethan Court is therefore discernible based on content alone, that is, by what the plays revealed and just as importantly, what they threatened to reveal about international royal affairs if the will of Elizabeth was not respected. One of the most significant (and surprising) functions of the plays was to act as a type of "Defense Program" for Queen Elizabeth's throne against her European rivals. However, the plays also served to instill solidarity in the members of the Elizabethan Court and to inspire the English people as well. The plays accomplished all of this without coming across as overly pedantic. They were not merely great works of literature, but a brilliant expression of Elizabethan foreign and domestic policy! The story of Shakespeare turns out to be the story of Don Juan of Austria, from his princely legitimization as a boy; to liaisons with royals ladies from his teens; to being hailed at the age of 24 as “Savior of Europe” at the Battle of Lepanto (1571); to his suppression by jealous males of the Habsburg royal family (1578); and to his rehab by Queen Elizabeth under the English identity of George Carey. As George Carey, Don Juan had been present at the christening of his true son King James in Scotland (1566) and in command of the strategic Isle of Wight during the invasion of the Spanish Armada (1588). He was intimately involved in the founding of the Shakespeare Company both before and after becoming Queen Elizabeth’s “Lord Chamberlain.” The rise, fall and rising again of this international man of mystery was the central theme of the Shakespeare plays. He and Queen Elizabeth appear again and again in the plays, and under such character names as Claudio and Isabella in Measure for Measure; Claudio and Hero in Much Ado About Nothing; Claudius and Gertrude in Hamlet; Bassanio and Portia in The Merchant of Venice; Duke Theseus and Hippolyta in A Midsummer Night’s Dream; Petruchio and Kate in The Taming of the Shrew; and even Falstaff and Mistress Quickly of the Henry IV plays. Don Juan was the love of Queen Elizabeth’s life and she found a way to keep him near. Together they not only founded the Stuart Dynasty but became the progenitors of future generations of European royalty.